Wednesday, January 2, 2013

DIY Bottle Lamp {inspired by Pottery Barn}

'Oh please, I can make that'

The DIY itch struck again! 

Bottle lamps are all over the place right now- and why shouldn't they be? They go with any color scheme, any decor style and come in all different styles and shapes. But...they also come with a stupid big price tag. 


At Pottery Barn they START at $120....

Even World Market {home decor knock-off experts!} sell theirs for almost $50

This is all before even adding a lamp shade. 


My DIY version will set you back about $25, and that is WITH a lampshade! Yahoo!e


So cute! Perfect size for a bedside table, entry way table, desk or side tables. 

What you need:
Organic Apple Juice! $8
This is the perfect bottle and hardly considered a cost if you regularly buy/drink apple juice like we do! We had 4 laying around because I just knew that one day I would think of something to do with them. 

Bottle Lamp Kit- Wal Mart $6.50

Now..you have two options for the assembly. This weekend we made lamps both ways. 

Cord IN the bottle, or cord outside of the bottle. Both look great! 
{picture above has the cord inside of the bottle}

Cord in the bottle is a bit more stressful. You have to use a drill and a special diamond drill bit {about $15 at Lowes}...and...your dad or another fearless handyman. Thanks Dad! 

The lamp kit comes with easy instructions {and the CRAZY EASY option for keeping the cord outside of the bottle}- should take you just a couple of minutes. 

Then super or hot glue the lamp kit base into the hole of your jug. 

Add a cute lamp shade {mine are World Market accent lamp shades for under $10 each} and plug it in! 

Lamp complete and completely cute! 

Price break-down:
  • Bottle {but if you regulary drink this juice..I like to not count this cost}: $8
  • Lamp Kit: $6.50
  • Accent Lamp Shade: $10
  • Total {with bottle cost}: $24.50 {or just $16.50 if you have bottles!!!}

{If you want to drill the hole and need the drill bit- tack on about $15 to your end cost}


Quite the stylish steal! 
:) amch




10 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Connie! :) Let me know if you make one- would love to see pics!

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  2. I love these but wouldn't spend the money on one from a store. Thanks for teaching me how to make one myself!

    Have a great weekend!

    Amy
    www.homesweetthriftyhome.com

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    1. You're so welcome, Amy! It's just a fabulous added bonus that the apple juice is super yummy too! :)

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  3. How do you keep the lamp part secure at the neck of the bottle? I have a beautiful wine bottle-sized bottle. Would this kit work for that size?

    Many thanks!

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    1. Hi Kathleen!
      I would suggest using the Lowes Bottle Lamp Kit {http://www.lowes.com/pd_42925-1811-887L_0__?productId=3659598}-- unlike the GE/WalMart version, the Lowes kit comes with 3 rubber bottle adapters. Hopefully one will fit!
      If not, I have heard of people custom fitting cork into the neck. {Drill a hole into the cork for the wire}.
      Either way- Super Glue will your be best friend for a perfect fit!

      Best of luck! Would love to see a picture of your finished product!
      -Amanda

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    2. Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for the tips! I will send you a pic when I get it done!

      K

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  4. I love this lamp and shared it on my blog today! Love the way this turned out and it looks great with the mercury glass look too!

    http://digitalcakecrafting.blogspot.com/2013/02/shout-out-sunday-7.html

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    1. Thanks so much Kristi! I love my mercury glass one, it sits on my desk at work. Let me know if you make one as well, I would just love to see pictures!
      -amch

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